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VGMA 2017 to include Best Paid Presidential Endorser category

VGMA 2017 to include Best Paid Presidential Endorser category

The 2017 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards will include a Best Paid Presidential Endorser category in recognition of the huge difference these presidential endorsement deals have made to the bank balance of Ghanaian music artistes. Presidential endorsements from musicians have, in recent months, emerged as the music industry’s most lucrative sector, with politicians…

More Z-list celebrities set to enter the lucrative business of presidential endorsements

More Z-list celebrities and one-hit-wonders are expected to make vast fortunes from endorsing presidential candidates ahead of the December elections. Sources say many Z-listers are “seriously” looking at the possibility of entering the business of presidential endorsements after several third-tier actors and not-so-funny comedians reportedly pocketed huge sums of money for appearances on various political…

Buhari calls English football “fantastically corrupt”

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has described English football as “fantastically corrupt” in a conversation with close aides. The Nigerian president was overheard saying, “English football, like Westminster politics, is full of corrupt characters. They gave us ‘Greedy Tony’ (Blair), ‘Dodgy Dave’ (Cameron) and now we have ‘Sleazy Sam’ (Allardyce).” The remarks come a day…

Everyone wondering when MPs and ministers will ditch V8s for Ayaalolo buses

The successful launch of the Bus Rapid Transport service in Accra has left Ghanaians wondering when “honourable” members of parliament and ministers of state will ditch their fuel guzzling official vehicles for the Ayaalolo buses. The park-and-ride service, a government initiative designed to ease congestion in Accra city centre, will also help workers and other…

Mama Zimbi appointed visiting professor at Japanese university to teach sex education

The self-styled sex doctor, Akumaah Mama Zimbi has been appointed visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, where she will teach a compulsory course in sex and relationships education. A statement from the university said “Ghana’s preeminent sex doctor, Mama Zimbi will be working alongside other sex experts to teach and instruct the university’s sexually…

Bawumia accused of turning politics into a sensible fact-based debate

The vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has been accused of sullying the reputation of Ghanaian politicians by shifting the focus of political debates from insults and personality attacks to facts and figures. The damning accusation came just hours after the 52 year old economist delivered a fact-filled, common sense-laced…

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